KBG Chambers are pleased to announce they are again ranked as a tiered Chambers in General Crime on the Western Circuit, in the Legal 500 2023 edition.
Plymouth’s KBG Chambers is home to a team of ‘very talented juniors‘, who have been kept busy prosecuting and defending in cases involving serious sexual offences, serious violence, homicide and drugs conspiracies. Recent instructions for the group included Michael Brown successfully prosecuting a man who was convicted of running an extensive Class A drugs ring. Ali Rafati is ‘quick on his feet‘ and ‘an effective advocate with both judges and juries‘, and is sought after for his expertise in handling cases involving vulnerable clients. Nicholas Lewin has an established track record in acting in courts-martial. Francesca Whebell is ‘calm and methodical‘, and is well known for her strength in advising on cases of serious violence and sexual offences.
Ali Rafati – Tier 2 - 'Ali is a formidable trial advocate.'
Michael Brown –Tier 2- 'A charismatic advocate who is skilled beyond his year of call. He has a superb ability to form relationships with professional and lay clients and a wonderful manner with a jury.'
Nicholas Lewin –Tier 2 - 'Nicholas is strong and confident on his feet and commands the attention of the jury. He is committed, dedicated and thorough. Clients love him.'
Francesca Whebell– Tier 3- ‘She is highly intelligent and a remarkable barrister in court. Always extremely well-prepared, with a keen eye for detail.'
KBG Chambers Criminal Team and Clerks recommendations
‘An excellent set.’
‘Chambers has a large number of strong juniors practicing criminal law.’
‘A good set with good strength in depth.’
‘All clerks at KBG Chambers are professional, friendly, easily contactable and approachable. They are always willing and ready to assist.’
‘Colin Palmer and Lewis Gunn-Colling are exceptional members of the clerks team as they respond to any queries straight away and provide an excellent service. In particular, they will listen to the matter in depth and then consider in detail the best barrister the case is most suited to.’
‘Colin Palmer is always incredibly efficient and helpful.’
We would like to thank all of those who provided recommendations to the Legal 500. We really do appreciate it.
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